Web Exclusive | August 2013
NMDC to set up 500 mw power plant in UP
Government-owned National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) will set up a 500 mw power plant in Turkadih, Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh in partnership with IL&FS Energy Development Company (IEDCL). The thermal power plant will consist of two units of 250 mw and about 300-350 mw electricity will be used at NMDC's upcoming 3 million tonne steel mill in Chhattisgarh's Nagarnar, which is more than 1,100 km away from Gonda.
NMDC was allotted coal blocks in 2007 under government dispensation route for commercial mining.
The Gonda plant will come up in a total area of 600 acresNMDC Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NMDC, will hold remaining 26 per cent stake on behalf of the iron ore miner in the project. For the project, NMDC is planning to source E/F grade coal from Northern Coalfields, a subsidiary of Coal India. It may also supply C grade coal, which contains higher calorific value, from its Shahpur East and West coal blocks in Madhya Pradesh.